These days, bamboo is more than just a food source for pandas. Since it grows so quickly, bamboo has become a go-to plant for individuals seeking a natural privacy screen. "In ideal conditions, there's been bamboo recorded to grow 39 inches a day," said Ted Meredith, author of "Bamboo for Gardens." "I had a bamboo I measured grow 13 inches in one day. That's pretty neat. You can almost watch it grow." According to researchers ...
Summertime is officially here and that's the prime season for backyard barbecues. Despite the oppressive heat, many folks look forward to warmer weather because it means picnic tables will be overflowing with goodies like potato salad, juicy burgers and sweet treats. But though they're delicious, they may not always be the healthiest food choices. No need to fret though - with a few simple tweaks you can give some of your summertime favorites a healthier twist. ...
If you closed your eyes and listened to Sean VanMeter tickle the ivories, you'd notice he plays with the confidence and skill of the great maestros.
Daunte Gibbs can really burn in the kitchen.
Although it may not seem like it now, there was a time when women weren't accepted in leadership positions within the church.
When a landscaper arranges a garden, they typically put specific plants in certain areas - confident they will stay in that one place.
Typically, art filling the gallery at the Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts is meant to be admired indefinitely.
It was a great night for Georgia-based bands last Wednesday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, as several groups with Georgia ties took the stage for the CMT Awards, and a few took home the show's coveted buckles.
While their students are settling into the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of area teachers have taken on new roles as pupils in the Summer Master Gardener Program for Educators.
Although "Days of our Lives" has drawn in millions of viewers over its 46-year television history, the character of Will Horton has given local audiences a new reason to watch for the past year.
WASHINGTON - The Rev. Patrick Conroy says he won't be trying to convert anyone as he gets rolling as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes 39 Jews, three Buddhists and two Muslims.
Hundreds of years ago, it was common for folks to search their gardens or neighboring woods to find treatments for their ailments.
Home-cured bacon? Sounds like one of those things the average person wouldn't in a million years attempt.
In 1998, Sue Ellen Cooper presented her friend with a red fedora and poem for her 55th birthday.
Abandoning blush, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, mascara, and lipstick can be a dangerous move for a high school girl.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith.
Gardens on Green hosted students from Riverbend Elementary on Tuesday for an exercise of creativity.
Barbecue chicken is one of my favorite summertime dishes. I like every part of it - the tomato-based sauce (the spicier the better), the crispy skin, even the bones.
The school year is winding down and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Activities such as boating, camping and picnicking are fun ways to experience the great outdoors.
Question: It used to be forbidden to cut lettuce with a knife. Only tearing by hand or cutting with a plastic knife was acceptable. But now I see TV chefs regularly chopping lettuce with a regular knife. What is responsible for this change in thinking?
For 52-year-old Gina Sweet, it had been awhile since she hit the dating scene. Luckily for her, family members gave her the Cinderella treatment before she ventured out to Cocktails & Conversations, a brand-new speed-dating venture in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Junior Solar Sprint competition May 3. Using one of the Earth's brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast-paced race competition at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Editor's note: North Hall High School junior Catherine Sartain, 16, wrote this column for her journalism class about Mother's Day.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting.
Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.
The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts.
It doesn't matter how skilled - or not - your kids are in the kitchen. This easy, fruity mousse parfait is a great Mother's Day project they can help with.